EUROPEAN COUNCIL TO CARRY OUT TALKS WITH AZERBAIJANI GOVERNMENT IN CONNECTION WITH FOREIGN RADIO STATIONS

December 2nd, 2008
Today, 2 December, Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis conducted a Press Conference in Baku.

He said that the Council of Europe intends to carry out negotiations with Azeri government on continuing broadcasting of Radio Liberty, VOA and BBC via local frequencies.
“I am completely against discontinuing the broadcasting of the radio stations,” said Davis. “The positions of the radio stations and government may not overlap. However, this does not mean that their broadcasting should be ceased.”
According to “Turan” News Agency, T. Davis admitted that he had been unhappy about BBC programs sometimes. “However, this does not mean that I ever desired the closure of this radio station,” he added emphasizing that he will hold negotiations with Azerbaijani government regarding this issue.